The Etruscan mazurka

Also known as The Etruscan Mazurka Waltz, The Etruscan Waltz.

The Etruscan has been added to 21 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: The Etruscan
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: b>a |f2 d2 b>a | f2 d2 f>a | g>e c>e A>c | d>f A2 b>a |
f2 d2 b>a | f2 d2 f>a | g>e c>e A>c | d2 D2 :|
|: c>d |^d>e c>A e>c | d>A f>d a>f | g>e c>A e>g | f>a ^g>a f>d |
^d>e c>A e>c | d>A f>d a>f | g>e c>A B>c | d2 D2 :|
X: 2
T: The Etruscan
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
|: b>a f2 d2 | b>a f2 d2 | f>a g>e c>e | A>c d>f A2 |
b>a f2 d2 | b>a f2 d2 | f>a g>e c>e | A>c d2 D2 :|
|: c>d ^d>e c>A | e>c d>A f>d | a>f g>e c>A | e>g f>a ^g>a |
f>d ^d>e c>A | e>c d>A f>d | a>f g>e c>A | B>c d2 D2 :|
X: 3
T: The Etruscan
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
|: e>d |B2 G2 e>d | B2 G2 B>d | c>A (3FGA D>F | G>B D2 e>d |
(3BcB G2 e>d | (3BcB G2 (3Bcd | c>A F>A D>F | G2 G2 :|
|: F>G |^G>A F>D A>F | G>D B>G d>B | c>A F>D A>c | B>d ^c>d B>G |
^G>A F>D A2 | G>D B>G d2 | c>A F>D E>F | G2 G2 :|

Seven comments

- or Varsovienne-Waltz:

|:b>a f2 d2|b>a f2 d2|f>a ge> c>e|A>c d>f A2|
b>a f2 d2|b>a f2 d2|f>a ge> c>e|A>c d2 D2:|
|:c>d ^d>e c>A|e>c d>A f>d|a>f g>e c>A|e>g f>a ^g>a|
f>d ^d>e c>A|e>c d>A f>d|a>f g>e c>A|B>c d2 D2:|

- another way of baring it, following earlier conventions for the tune form. This is another of those dug out tunes from notes taken at The National Library, Dublin, from 19th century manuscripts, most likely, though I can’t seem to find all the relevant notes, tunes that were used for the ‘Sets of Quadrilles’, which were also danced to waltzes, mazurkas and varsoviennes, using the usual steps for these forms. These tune forms of the quadrille were not just found in the large halls in Eire’s largest cities but were also danced in the countryside, though much of that memory has sadly passed on… As mentioned with the other contribution, ‘The Village - ‘, these two tunes were notated without the skip/swing I’ve given them and were only called ‘waltzes’, but as said with the other, they were more than that and it is also inherent in the style, geography of both melodies. If you wanted to dance this as a mazruka/varsovienne-waltz, Part B is the waltzed section of this tune.

Cross-eyed after a long drive, I should rest before ABC-ing:

That should have read:

|:b>a f2 d2|b>a f2 d2|f>a g>e c>e|A>c d>f A2|
b>a f2 d2|b>a f2 d2|f>a g>e c>e|A>c d2 D2:|
|:c>d ^d>e c>A|e>c d>A f>d|a>f g>e c>A|e>g f>a ^g>a|
f>d ^d>e c>A|e>c d>A f>d|a>f g>e c>A|B>c d2 D2:|

The necessary change to ‘g>e’ from ‘ge’ was made in the ABCs for original. Hey, two midi files, hmmmm? Haven’t seen that happen before.

Hmmmm, I quite like that little change in the mistake of ‘ge’ in the third bar, playing that beat straight…

Mmmm…

Interesting name…

-Pádraig

Alright Liam, I’ve your measure, at least your height, is your foot size as big? I know a tune called ‘Liam’s Toe in the Wall’… Yes, I agree, interesting name, obvious Italian influence? - dear old Eire was a cosmopolitan place in the 1800s. So how about giving us all some geographic information in your Sesh profile, like what continent do you hail from?

Oops - sorry, it seems your a Pádraig not a Liam…

If you want to be abosolutely precise….

I’m both, actually. Pádraig be first, and Liam tags along after it… tho I’ve found Liam easier on peoples tongues than Pádraig… at least to my satisfaction. ;-)

-Pádraig